Indian Country Statute 60 Years Later

Scholars and practitioners gathered for a day-long symposium on issues facing tribes 60 years after the enactment of the federal Indian country statute.

Topics discussed during the April event included the history of the law and an overview of doctrines pertaining to the diminishment of Indian country, along with regional issues arising from the statute. Presenters also addressed the role of the attorney as problem-solver and negotiator in resolving jurisdictional issues and jurisdictional implications of the patchwork within Indian country.

The symposium was sponsored by the UNM School of Law, the American Indian Law Center, the Nordhaus Law Firm and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.